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I'm trying to enlarge the interword spacing, because with ITC Kabel's default spacing it's sometimes hard to decide where is the space between two words. I read the manual of the microtype package, and I did some trying, without success. For example this one:

\usepackage{microtype}
\SetTracking[ spacing = {1000*,1666, } ]{ encoding = T1, family = *, shape=*,series=*}{ 25 }

Maybe there is an easy solution that doesn't involve microtype?.

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You can change the \fontdimen parameters controlling the interword spacing: \fontdimen2 (the normal interword space), \fontdimen3 (the amount of stretch of the interword space), and \fontdimen4 (the amount of shrink). A lttle example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\lipsum[1]

\spaceskip=1.5\fontdimen2\font plus 1.5\fontdimen3\font
minus 1.5\fontdimen4\font

\lipsum[1]

\end{document}
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it works fine! thanks! –  deeenes May 27 '11 at 21:12

If you are using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, you can use the WordSpace option in fontspec:

\fontspec[WordSpace=1.0]{Times New Roman}
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Thank you, that time I was using PDFLaTeX, but still thanks! –  deeenes 42 mins ago

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